Podcast – Meet the Speakers for #SourceCon NYC: “Paul”

One of our speakers for SourceCon NYC is enveloped in a shroud of mystery – the elusive “Paul” will be presenting on how you can become an “all-source intelligence” sourcer…

Okay – he’s not totally mysterious. Some of you know who he is, but he does wish to remain last-nameless until the conference to protect his business. As a professional private investigator, Paul’s work success rests on a certain level of anonymity so we will respect that.

Paul’s PI and CI (competitive intelligence) background, along with his experience in the recruiting world, gives him a unique knowledge base, and he will be sharing his thoughts on the importance of incorporating elements of both into the sourcing function to become a more well-rounded sourcer – an “all-source intelligence” sourcer.

The topic of CI has been a hot one in sourcing circles lately and Paul promises with his session to “provide tangible evidence that learning occurred.” Stated in the description, “as a phone sourcer you can improve your effectiveness significantly by tapping into CI activities and knowledge bases, both as a user and a provider of intelligence.” You’ll come away from this presentation with some applicable techniques with which to start providing competitive intelligence knowledge to your recruitment organization.

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Paul is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Naval Intelligence officer. He also earned an MBA and currently works as a management consultant across many industries and a niche executive recruiter who does his own sourcing work during searches. Additionally, he acts as a consultant to corporations on information security by advising companies on counterintelligence – e.g., how to avoid giving away valuable information to people like us and him.

Over the next several weeks leading up to SourceCon NYC, we will be bringing you quick-hit interviews with the folks who will be presenting at the conference. This is a great way for you to get to “meet” the speakers and get a taste of what you can expect at the conference. We hope you’ll join us February 8-9 in New York City!

Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles as both individual contributor and manager, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce Letter, FordyceLetter.com and SourceCon.com, with ERE Media. These days she's working on some super cool market intelligence and data analytics projects. You can connect with her on Twitter at @researchgoddess.


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